Irma Velazquez Borrayo
Irma Velazquez Borrayo passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 21, 2021, in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 63.
Irma is survived by her husband Rafael Velazquez of 46 years and her children: Lupe, Anjelica, Ofelia, Adriana and Antonio Velazquez, as well as eight beloved grandchildren.
Irma was born in 1957 in San Nicolas de Ilbara, a small pueblo in Jalisco, Mexico. She was the youngest of six children raised by Antonino and Jovita Borrayo. After losing her father, Irma’s family relocated to Santa Barbara when she was five years old. Irma attended local schools, including Santa Barbara High.
After marrying at a young age of 18, she and Rafael started their family. Irma cleaned houses to supplement the family’s income while Rafael started his own landscaping company. Irma’s first love was family above all. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and cooking fabulous meals for her expanding family. Every holiday or important event was at Mom’s house, where she would make everyone feel welcome. We all confided in her and felt her unique warmth. She was also known for selflessly helping neighbors and friends.
The family, and everyone who knew her, are shocked that she was taken from us so soon. Irma will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, grandmother and dear friend.
Due to Covid, a small private funeral service will be held at:
Our Lady of Sorrows 21 E. Sola Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.